JewishGen Romania Database
Welcome to the JewishGen Romania Database.
This is a multiple database search facility which incorporates
all the databases listed below.
These databases have been contributed by the
JewishGen Romania SIG (ROM-SIG), the
JewishGen Bessarabia SIG, the
JewishGen Hungarian SIG, and
The combined databases have over 950,000 entries for individuals
living in the area that is now Romania and Moldova.
The database is a work in progress, and new entries are being
1942 Census of Jewish Males
Tabele Barbatilor Census of more than 20,000 Jewish men, 1942.
U.S. Consular Post, Bucharest, Romania
Emergency Passport Applications and other items - nearly
1,000 records from the U.S. State Department, 1860-1941.
Jewish Names in
Selected U.S. State Department Files, 1910-1929
More than 2,000 entries for Romania and Bessarabia from the
Central Decimal Files of the U.S. Department of State, Record Group 59.
Yizkor Book Necrologies
28,000 entries from lists of Holocaust martyrs in Yizkor Books
for towns in Romania and Moldova.
JewishGen Family Finder
More than 23,000 entries by Jewish genealogists researching families
in Romania and Moldova.
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
150,000 burial records in Romania and Moldova, as well as in Romanian
JewishGen Holocaust Database
320,000 names from various datasets with information about Holocaust victims and survivors.
Bucovina Vital Records
More than 12,500 Jewish birth, marriage, and death records, from
Kimpolung (Campulung Moldovensec),
Gurahumora (Gura Humorului), Radautz (Rădăuţi),
Solka (Solca), Suczawa (Suceava), and surrounding villages.
Máramaros Jewish Vital Records
54,000 birth, marriage and death records, 1851-1895, from former
Máramaros megye (now Maramureş county, in NW Romania).
Duma Voters Lists, Bessarabia, 1906-07
128,000 voters in Bessarabia, who were eligible to vote in the
Russian Duma elections in 1906 and 1907.
Bessarabia Vital Records
More than 160,000 Jewish birth, marriage, divorce and death records
for Bessarabia – primarily for Kishinev (now Chişinău,
Moldova), but also for Beltsy (Bălţi), Novoselitsa (Novoselytsia),
and other places.
Bessarabia Revision Lists
More than 80,000 records from Reviska Skazka —
19th century Czarist tax censuses - for 30 places, including:
Akkerman (Cetatea Albă), Alexandreny (Alexăndreni),
Beltsy (Bălţi), Bendery (Tighina), Brichany (Briceni),
Khotyn (Hotin), Lipkany (Lipcani), Orgeev (Orhei), and
Bessarabia Business Directory, 1924
More than 13,000 entries for Jewish businesses, in 705 localities in
Bessarabia, from a 1924 Romanian business directory.
Commercial Directory, 1940
Nearly 1,300 apparently Jewish names among government officials,
professionals and owners, listed in a 1940 Chişinău commercial yearbook.
1895 Business Directory
1,500 Jewish businesses in Bessarabia, from this 1895 Russian business directory.
Jewish Religious Personnel
in the Russian Empire, 1853-1854
281 Jewish religious personnel in Bessarabia Gubernia.
Bessarabiya, Romanian: Basarabia,
Region bordered by the Black Sea, Dniester, Danube
and Prut rivers.
Gubernia of Russian Empire 1812-1856, 1878-1918;
Part of Romania 1856-1878, 1918-1940;
In U.S.S.R. (Moldavian SSR) 1940-1991.
Today, mostly in Moldova
(southernmost and northernmost parts in Ukraine).
Chief city: Chişinău (Kishinev).
Romanian: Bucovina, German: Buchenland,
Region in foothills of eastern Carpathian mountains.
Province of the Austrian Empire 1775 to 1917.
Province of Romania 1917-1944.
After WWII, northern area became part of USSR, southern area in Romania.
Today, in northeastern Romania and southwestern Ukraine.
Chief city: Chernivtsi
Region in the NE Carpathian Mountains.
A county (megye
) of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1917
After WWI, the northern part of Máramaros became the easternmost
province of the newly-formed Czechoslovakia (Podkarpatská Rus
and the southern part became part of Romania
After WWII, the formerly Czechoslovak part became part of the U.S.S.R.
Today, the region is split between Romania and Ukraine —
the southern half is in Județul Maramureș
(Maramureș County) of NW Romania, and
the northern half is in eastern Zakarpattia oblast
Sub-Carpathian Province) of SW Ukraine.
Former principality under Ottoman Turkish domination
(which included Bessarabia and Bukovina), 1514-1859.
Moldavia and Wallachia merged to form Romania in 1859.
Today, in eastern Romania.
Chief city: Iaşi (Yas).